The number of farmers’ markets in the U.S. increased 63 percent from 1994 to 2000, with 19,000 farmers now selling at about 2,800 markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of the farmers tout their produce as being organically certified, and farmers at the New York Greenmarket have agreed to a moratorium on selling any genetically engineered crops. With no intermediaries between themselves and consumers, farmers typically make more money selling at markets than through wholesalers.

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